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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 11:45 am

Dodging rain, the Washington Post 218 Senior Legion team fell twice this past weekend.

Post 218 (24-5) fell Sunday in games to Festus, 3-2, and Jackson, 3-1, in Festus.

“The day was eerily similar to last year,” Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner said. “Festus won in a walk off, and we lost to Jackson. As they say history repeats itself, so we will need to rebound in Blue Springs and carry it on through the districts, zone, and state tournaments.”

The losses were Washington’s first since falling 3-2 to Eureka June 9.

On Saturday, Washington was leading New Baden, Ill., by a 4-0 score in Ste. Genevieve before rain came and washed out the rest of the contest. The other scheduled game against Murphysboro, Ill., was also called off.

Post 218, which secured the Ninth District regular season championship last week with three wins (17-0 in the league), heads to Blue Springs Wednesday to play in the Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament.

The defending tournament champions will be looking to reverse their fortunes after suffering their first losing streak of the season.

Washington’s pool games in Blue Springs are:

• Wednesday against Rod’s Sports A’s at Jim Moran Field (Hidden Valley Complex) at 5 p.m.;

• Thursday at Blue Springs South against the Omaha Post 1 Vikings at 3 p.m.;

• Friday at Hidden Valley Field 1 against the Lee’s Summit Post 189 Pirates at 10 a.m.; and

• Friday at Jim Moran Field against Elsberry at 3 p.m. That game also will count as the final district game for Post 218.

After returning, Washington will be gearing up for the Ninth District Tournament. Gardner reports there will be North and South Division brackets unless another team drops out of the postseason. Sullivan already has dropped out of the district tournament.

Should another team drop out, there would be one eight-team bracket with the tournament winner and Washington (regular season winner) going to the Zone 1 Tournament in Moberly.

Otherwise, the two bracket winners will qualify for the Zone 1 Tournament.


Post 218 renewed its rivalry with Post 253 Sunday afternoon with another close game.

The two teams played for the 2011 state championship with Festus winning the title. Washington won the state crown last season.

In Sunday’s game, Festus scored first, getting a run in the bottom of the second.

Washington took the lead with two runs in the top of the fifth, but Festus won it with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

“We looked a little tired and just really could not get the bats going against Festus,” Gardner said.

Offensively, Washington was limited to three hits in the game with Trent Leimkuehler, Sam Katzung and Jack Kopmann hitting singles.

Kopmann added a sacrifice while Leimkuehler and Katzung were hit by pitches.

Grant Eckelkamp and Kopmann also drew walks.

Defensively, Washington turned one double play as well.

Justin Schuler started on the hill for Washington and allowed one run on seven hits and one walk over five innings. He struck out four batters.

Tyler Tuepker relieved and pitched one inning.

“Justin Schuler was on the mound and gave us a strong five innings of work,” Gardner said. “We pulled him only because we want him to be fresh for Blue Springs and we wanted to get Tyler Tuepker an inning of work.”

Trent Leimkuehler relieved in the seventh and got one out, but allowed two runs on two hits and one walk to suffer the loss.

“We also wanted Trent to close the game in order to keep him and Matt sharp as our closers,” Gardner said. “Unfortunately the plan did not go the way we wanted. Trent had a little trouble finding the strike zone and then we misplayed a fly ball that should have been caught. It was a tough loss to a good team, but we really did not look like ourselves.”


Post 218 also lost in the day’s second game to Jackson, 3-1.

Jackson scored first, pushing three runs across the plate in the top of the third inning.

Washington scored its run in the bottom of the sixth.

“We missed some opportunities to score against Jackson and they took advantage of their one opportunity,” Gardner said.

Zach Pointer went six innings on the hill for Post 218, allowing three runs on nine hits. He struck out two.

Matt Jones pitched the seventh, walking one and striking out one.

“Zach Pointer gave us 6 good innings of work on the mound,” Gardner said. “As planned Matt Jones pitched a scoreless seventh inning.”

Offensively, Jones and Luke Hasenjaeger each had two hits.

Hasenjaeger also scored the Post 218 run.

Katzung doubled and drove in Washington’s run.

Eckelkamp had one hit and a walk.

Kopmann singled while Dilan Bollmann walked twice.

Jackson managed nine hits in the game, including one double.

New Baden

Post 218 was on the way to winning Saturday in Ste. Genevieve over New Baden, Ill., Saturday, when rain intervened.

The storm was heavy enough to wash out the rest of the day’s action.

“We only played a couple of innings and were winning 4-0 against New Baden before the rain came,” Gardner said. “It rained really hard for an hour or more and the field was unplayable.”

Washington scored all four of its runs in the bottom of the first inning. Eckelkamp, Kopmann, Jones and Schuler all crossed the plate. Katzung and Ben Huffman recorded RBIs.

Post 218 had three hits and four walks. Eckelkamp, Kopmann and Huffman singled. Eckelkamp, Leimkuehler, Schuler and Katzung walked.

Eckelkamp and Leimkuehler stole bases in the game.

Hasenjaeger was on the mound for Washington and he allowed one hit over two innings while striking out one New Baden batter.


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Hillsboro 49, Northwest 34

~New Haven 35, Chamois 28

~Wright City 47, Warrenton 41

^Union 63,  St. Clair 60

~Hermann 63 vs. Montgomery Co 5

St. James 57, Owensville 35

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge 80, Lutheran South 59

^Borgia 46, Washington 43 (OT)

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game — St. Clair vs. Northwest   2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation — Union vs. Hillsboro    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game — Washington vs. Lutheran South   5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship — Borgia vs. Rock Bridge    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Notre Dame 50, Borgia 45

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union 66, Wentzville Liberty 31

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Lutheran South 55, Pacific 49

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — Holt 63, St. Clair 49

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington 61 Warrenton 50

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Summit 39, Union 34

Owensville 41, Pacific 38

Pacific 45, St. James 28

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at DeSoto   5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at DeSoto 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games